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Recommended coffee brands/blends
Thu 7-Nov-13
8:11 am
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Danny
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Oh, and when I drank instant, Carte Noir was the only one I would touch for many years. Then moved on to the new Nescafe Azera.

But recently the wheel came full circle and any Nescafe was fine, or Dowe Egberts, or anything at all really. Coffee Tart!

I keep a selection of three types of tea for the rest of the day. Usually a ginger & lemon or liquorice or something fairly zingy like that, and always a green tea and a camomile. and a box of yer standard English tea for visitors.

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Thu 7-Nov-13
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Danny said 
and a box of yer standard English tea for visitors.

 

Surely that would be Yorkshire tea ?  whistle laugh

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Thu 7-Nov-13
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At age 57, I have never heard of this device of which you speak. Surely we do learn something new every day. Simon, I think you like it only because it bears a resemblance to a piece of military ordnance, like a mortar or summat. big_laugh

Think you might have something there Danny smile

 

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Tue 12-Nov-13
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I was in Coventry Market this morning and got chatting to the bloke who runs the coffee stall there. I stopped there to get a cup of their 'coffee of the day' for £1, but ended up being seduced by the smell of the 'december festive' Blend, which is all fruit and spices. I haven't actually drunk any yet but the smell of the freshly ground beans was haunting me all the way home!

We talked about different coffee makers and he had great things to say about the aeropress, how it regularly gets voted one of the best coffee makes in the world. I'm now thinking of asking someone to get me one for 'december festive' present.

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Tue 12-Nov-13
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We are coffee addicts, we have a bean to cup Gaggia machine and it's our little baby and gets lots of TLC.  We drink far too much coffee and I tend to buy it from the internet in Kgs. However I do like sainsburys own brand continental/Italian beans. I recently bought some kenco ground stuff, a bit like milicano, but it was from the cheapo shop. I was just interested to see what it was like and it was lovely, wish I'd bought a few packs of it. 

 

Wed 13-Nov-13
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Coffee makes me ill, I have nothing to do with it now.  OH and I were away at the weekend an he ordered a coffee for me but I couldn't stand the smell.  

I'll try that again!

Wed 27-Nov-13
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Our standard filter coffee is Lavazza Rossa (we bulk buy 6 x 1kg bags of whole beans via Amazon as it works out cheaper than buying in store).  However I recently bought the espresso starter pack and the filter coffee starter packs from Has Bean Coffee just to try and be a bit more adventurous with the coffee we drink.  These packs are handy - 250g packs of various blends of mostly South American coffee.  That said, we are definitely leaning toward the Ethiopian coffees in the mix as they are more to our taste (richer, more 'roasted' flavour).  If you are wanting to try something new (with minimal risk) it is worth giving them a go.

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